Quiet, exuberant, inspiring, dynamic, refreshing — just some of the many words to describe the Connecticut Choral Society’s Candlelight & Carols concerts.
Audience members will find something for every musical taste and mood, with both traditional and contemporary pieces. There will be an opportunity to participate in singing traditional carols interspersed throughout the program. Many people have made this concert a part of their holiday celebration.
This concert will feature the premier performance of Take Joy! by Ron Dukenski, who both sings with the Connecticut Choral Society and is also its composer-in-residence. This is his third work commissioned by CCS.
Since the concerts have been selling out, the ensemble is now offering three concerts: Friday, Dec. 7, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at North Congregational Church, 11 Main Street North, Woodbury
Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for youth and may now be purchased on-line at www.ctchoralsociety.org or by calling 203-206-7186.
Directed by internationally-recognized maestro Eric Dale Knapp, the ensemble’s 75 auditioned singers hail from 18 towns. Nancy Tebbe of Redding has been singing with the group for many years and serves on its board of directors.
In July, the group traveled to London to present a pre-Olympics concert, Light the Fire Within, singing Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and other well known pieces associated with the Olympics.